Dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity, IEEE takes pride in being the largest professional association in the world. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards and professional & educational services.

While the name IEEE - pronounced “Eye-triple-E” - stands for Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers, it has many more professionals under its wing today including physicists, computer scientists, software developers, information technology professionals and even medical doctors. In short, it's a multi-faceted professional body by professionals, for professionals. Hence it is now referred to simply as IEEE, the full, chartered name being reserved for legal business documents.

As technologies and the industries that developed increasingly transcended national boundaries, IEEE has kept pace. It is now a global institution that uses the innovations of the practitioners it represents to enhance IEEE’s excellence in delivering products and services to members, industries, and the public at large. Its fields of interest have expanded well beyond electrical & electronics engineering and computing into areas such as micro- and nano-technologies, ultrasonics, bioengineering, robotics, electronic materials, and many others.

Vision Statement

IEEE will be essential to the global technical community and to technical professionals everywhere, and be universally recognized for the contribution towards technology and technical professionals in improving global conditions

Core Purpose

At its core, IEEE serves to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.